Aaron Morgan Brown employs a wonderful photo based realist technique to depict scenes that are often decidedly surreal. Reflected explosions occur amid scenes of suburban normalcy. African wildlife haunts the homes of the upper middle class. Unpredictable performances are enacted in unlikely venues. At other times the scenes are quite plausible, especially in his museum tableaux (rather surreal places in their own way). But even his most ordinary images capture a feeling of quiet discontinuity, and harbor implications of the unexpected. Reflections and contrasting scenes within a single image are devices he uses with tremendous effect. Throughout his work, the world that the artist sees is superimposed directly onto the world that the artist remembers, re-imagines and feels.
There's plenty of work to look through on his website: www.aaronmorganbrown.com
"Arcadia Revisited" 50"x60" oil on canvas 2009
"Still Life with Oil Car" 20"x40" oil on canvas 2009
"Exodus 3" 25"x50" oil on canvas 2008
"Museology 11" 24"x46" oil on canvas 2004
"Natural Law 3 (Safety in Numbers)" 48"x72" oil on canvas 2004